Public hearing Aug. 9 on nomination of Medaria Arradondo for police chief

The City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management Committee will hold a public hearing on the nomination of Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo to be the City’s next police chief.

1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9

City Council Chamber, Room 317, City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

The public hearing follows action by the City Council’s Executive Committee, which unanimously approved Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nomination of Arradondo to be the City’s next police chief. The full Council is expected to consider the nomination on Friday, Aug. 18. Assistant Chief Arradondo assumed command of the Minneapolis Police Department on July 21, 2017, and is currently serving as acting police chief. Arradondo joined the MPD in 1989 as a patrol officer in the Third Precinct. He has served as a school resource officer and a Northside beat officer. He also has internal affairs and property-crime investigation experience. He has served as inspector for the First Precinct, a deputy chief and chief of staff.